Saturday, January 12, 2008

OC Nestie Marathon Runners Fundraise for Charity (Leukemia and Lymphoma)!

Thanks to our family & friends, we had a successful night with wine and fondue to raise money for the Luekemia & Lymphoma Society.

To recap: me, Cat, Jessica, Aline and Kim joined forces with the OC Chapter of Team in Training to train for the LA Marathon on March 2, 2008 and to simultaneously raise money towards finding a cure for Luekemia & Lymphoma.

Kate, Claire and Andrea have and continue to train and run with us, and Andrea is also doing the LA Marathon.

Big THANKS and MUCH LOVE to the following people and vendors who contributed to last night's success:

- Cat and Rob (aka MVP) for having this event in their gorgeous home - Rob got MVP for being the master fondue chef and Cat did SO MUCH on her own behind the scenes without complaining, what a lady!
- Jennifer Johnson for her wonderful event planning skills
- Flower Allie for the dreamy centerpieces
- Corey (aka Kim's hubbers) for being the best bartender west of the rockies
- LA Nesties who made the long drive to be there for us and show their support and to conspire to win 50% of the raffle items (well, 80% of them did anyway)
- La Fondue, the Winery Restaurant, Condom Revolution, California Pizza Kitchen, Red Robin, Mimi's Cafe for being only SOME of the great contributors of raffle items.
- Ralphs for the huge financial support that went to supply the food and wine for the event
- 10yearstogether for assembling the chocolate fountain

- our husbands and OC NESTIES who continue to support us as we train for the big race. Thanks for being there last night, and for those of you who couldn't make it but wanted to, we still thank you!

We're running with our hearts, minds and bodies with the hopes that our efforts will one day find a cure for Luekemia, Lymphoma and all blood cancers - God help us!

The running crew:

The cool kids:

More cool kids:

The not so cool kids:

Cat's fabbo hubber - aka "MVP!!!"

Men who love runners:

Lovely decor:


Too. Much. Goodness.

There are winners in this world, and then there are....

Proud Nesties!!


WeezerMonkey said...

Good times.

Sore Loser

Jessica said...

Yay! What a success!

wan-nabe said...

ahahahahaha! we DID manage to crash your picture! well, some of us are visible, anyway ;)

thanks so much for including us, good luck, and continued success in your efforts for a great cause.

[blowing kisses]

ssinca said...!

Kate said...

Where ever you are, you know we're right behind you - mostly because you run so fast.

dapotato said...

so fun! this entry confirms that i am pretty cool.

Aline said...

LOL! Kate's comment made me laugh!

Don't you feel so blessed? I do.

Nanette said...

I'm laughing re: Wan's comment. Not only do we crash your parties, we crash your pictures, too! Woo hoo! :)

BriannaNichole said...

The party was a blast!!! I love the pic of you by the chocolate...mmmmmm.

amber said...

friday night was so much fun! :D

Leslie said...

I really wish I could've been there. You guys are really doing a great thing! Best of luck. :)

R said...

These pictures are fantastic. Thanks for thanking those of us who couldn't make it. You were all in my thoughts as I worked. :(

Please have another one so I can go. :) You guys are doing a great thing and I thank you for working so hard.

KP said...

Congrats to all you cool runners!! I was drugged up with Nyquil and didn't get up until the next morning, still sobbing about this one.